Together with The Platform Cafe, the group are running 6 trial sessions called ‘Seedlings’ at Loughborough Farm in the cafe's Plant Room. For parents, carers, toddlers and babies.
There will be table-top activities such as seed-sowing, planting, mark-making, sensory gardening and bug hotels. Seedlings will focus on connection with nature, wellbeing, physical activity and healthy outdoor play.
Free refreshments will include coffee, tea, fruit, and healthy snacks like plantain & coconut drops and spinach & oat muffins.
Co-creatively designed pilot sessions. Aimed at families with either a parent and/or a child with additional needs. The sessions will equip families with the skills to reduce children’s screen time by sharing sensory stories and sensory creativity.
There will be health, wellbeing and environmentally friendly themes. The sessions will encourage inclusivity. Families will be able to replicate lots of the activities in the home, park or garden.
ESCA premises have recently had a significant renovation by Lambeth Council. It has given the group a unique opportunity to involve the community in the design and best use of the space for young families.
The space includes four rooms and a kitchen. Potential uses include stay & play sessions, coffee mornings, a creche, courses for parents such as arts and drama, physical fitness sessions, music educational classes and healthy food preparation.
To find out more about the CoCreate Fund or the initiatives funded by CoCreate contact Davina Blecher: DBelcher@ncb.org.uk